Hibike! Euphonium

Sound! Euphonium

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English: Sound! Euphonium
Synonyms: Hibike! Euphonium
Japanese: 響け!ユーフォニアム


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2015 to Jul 1, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: MusicMusic, SchoolSchool, DramaDrama
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 152370152,370 users)
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Ranked: #5592
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Popularity: #433
Members: 364,078
Favorites: 5,714

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In a normal daily life, friendships are formed whether it is through similar hobbies or the string of fate. The most influential thing however are the memories that are established through this beautiful journey. 'Hibike! Euphonium' and 'K-ON!' showcases its environment in a slice of life and music blooming manner. The character designs and visual effects are top notch as expected leaving most of the characters looking beyond flawless. Character developments are a necessity in the series and it binds very well with the overall principle. Following the musical adventure, ambitious goals are set in order for the musical group to reach the pinnacle of  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
These anime revolves around music, in which develops the traits of each character in the story. In Shigatsu, they use piano and/or violin and play classical music. In Hibike, they joined a wind ensemble and also play classical music. The characters strive for their best and overcome the difficulties they meet in order to play with all their best. They also join competitions. 
report Recommended by raviel_ken
Both Sound! Euphonium and A Place Further Than The Universe seem to be typical cute-girl slice-of-life shows on the surface, but in reality they are heart-felt coming of age stories that go well beyond slice of life anime (not that there is anything wrong with that genre). If you look closely, you'll notice that neither of these anime actually have the "Slice of Life" genre tag listed for them on MAL. Both are about reaching for a goal which first seems unreachable: turning around a school's concert band program to be the best in the country, and being part of an expedition to Antarctica. 
report Recommended by pluvia33
Both shows demonstrate how music clubs, especially ones that compete, can provide people with a sense of belonging, purpose, and passion. At the same time, they show the different ways people can respond to disappointment and failure, such as dejection or inspiration. Because both of these shows capture the experiences of being in a band, competing and performing, both of these shows can be relatable to anyone in school bands and nostalgic for former school band members. Also Satowa Houzuki reminds me of Reina Kousaka because of their initially cold yet capable demeanor, and Suzuka Takinami reminds me of Noboru Taki because of their initial  read more 
report Recommended by SAniyoukoso
Both animes are pure and amazing, they have an outstanding delicate soundtrack and focus mainly on the process of growing up in high school, for better and for worse. They are both extremely realistic and touching, hibike is stronger on the drama and music while tari tari is stronger on the teenage-growing and delicate feelings. It was truly amazing watching both shows, I recommend them both and they are the only 2 animes I've seen that gave me this specifc "vibe" of growing up. 
report Recommended by DavidTamir
When you think about it, high-school students are not always nice at each other. They get into heated arguments and fights. They always want to be the best at what they do. They are selfish. But in the end, all is game and fair, and everything is worthy of respect. Both series capture these realistic elements like it's the easiest thing to do. 
report Recommended by WarlockAppa
Both of these shows are about cultivating the art of music in an Orchestral setting, where many characters face trials and tribulation to reach for the goal of being no. 1. Nodame is set during their college years and focuses on gaining international recognition whereas in Hibike, it's more focused on the high school setting and reaching for the Nationals. If you love your music, check these out! 
report Recommended by IchiroEX
While both Sound! and Revue Starlight both center around different subjects, musical and theatrical performances, they each resonate similar energy to become the top star that outshines peers and opponents. I find the main characters Reina and Kumiko to resemble notable traits with Hikari and Karen. Apart from a visual resemblance in the two pairs, Hikari's promise to Karen about rising to become to top star alongside her best friend is something Karen holds close and never forgets as she storms her way to become the best, much like Kumiko and Reina's passion. If you enjoyed Sound! Euphonium, Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight  read more 
report Recommended by Ashnikko
An anime dealing with band orchestra music. The main female from both anime joins the music club. In Euphonium, she already knows how to play while in Haruchika she is a beginner, Both female main characters are aiming for the nationals. The teacher in both anime are very similar. Yet their teaching methods are different. One has romance while the other not so much.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Shirobako is about the challenges which people face starting a career you're passionate about, and the ways people deal with them. Hibike! Euphonium is about the same topic – the challenges Kumiko faces in a high school brass band trying to qualify for the national competition. Both anime explore where the character finds their motivation, and the importance of their friendships in overcoming challenges. 
report Recommended by rugoseappendage
While Hibike! Euphonium isn't centered around romance, I think both have some similar themes such as hiding one's feelings and dealing with the struggles of growing up. Also, the main characters' personalities and interactions remind me of each other (Oumae being similar to Koito and Asuka being similar to Touko). Both shows reveal multiple facets of the main characters' personalities and touch on believable doubts, thoughts, and dreams that people might have in high school. 
report Recommended by SAniyoukoso
Both series focus on high school girls achieving their dreams and goals, though Love Live is more about idols while Euphonium is more about school bands. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
The ambience is strikingly similar despite the vast difference in setting. Uncertain, yet optimistic. Warm, yet detached. Light-hearted at times, heavy at others. Impeccable music and storytelling. Or maybe I'm just attracted to strong-willed girls and their trumpets. ;) 
report Recommended by Smileeyface
Two series based around school clubs and interaction between its members. Excellent animation, art quality, and use of color. Very good directing style as well. They give off similarly warm vibes, and almost any standalone frame from either can be seen as a work of art. 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
If you watched one for the music, you should watch the other. They're both heart warming stories, I'd say sakamichi is heavier on the drama and amount of music played and hibike! is more light hearted. I was equally hooked by both animes though. 
report Recommended by shootsbrah
Both animes center around music and the majority of the main cast is female. The characters from each anime have obstacles to surpass in order to reach their goal, which was winning their respective competitions. And if you like a bit of shoujo ai, both have some of it. 
report Recommended by Mykeez
Both are gorgeous looking coming-of-age SoL stories. Both have a surprising amount of drama underneath the cutesy style and the characters go through a lot of great self-reflection and development throughout the course of their respective series. There is a strong similarity thematically in that the main characters of both shows want to strongly improve themselves (and what it means to shine brightly) in their endeavors and this pushes their shows forward.  
report Recommended by raisin-kun
Both shows are about girl teams trying to support eachother and winning a competition together. (One is about an orchestra and the other a badminton team) 
report Recommended by Aurakin
For a music anime, hibike also has a lot of elements of sports anime such as Free: competitions, friendships, hardships, teamwork, the relationship between club life and life in the outside world, and a drive to improve, not just for yourself, but for the rest of your clubmates. Some of the main cast also display similar traits and tropes, albeit on different genders, and although Hibike takes it easier on the fanservice, there is still the same quality art/animation style and attention to detail Kyoto animation is known for. 
report Recommended by Snorxal
Obviously these have similarities as two music-based KyoAni works. Similar moods at times, though K-On!! can be a bit goofier. Both are about high school kids in bands, one being a concert band and the other being a pop band. Good character chemistry, very good facial animations and reactions. Obviously good music, though I would argue the actual background OST of Euphonium is better.  
report Recommended by Xaeveax
The main character is very knowledgeable in tanks/music. She doesn't want to join this club due to a past issue. Her new friends convince her to join said club as they too have taken interests in it. One series has all girl cast. The other a mix cast.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
They're both stories of people becoming passionate about music! 
report Recommended by tabithatbh
Both are about a group of students in school clubs, one for archery and one for concert band. They give off similar vibes, similar art style (obviously: KyoAni), and both have similar group dynamics. The story of Tsurune focuses more on a single person trying to overcome his weakness, whereas Euphonium tends to focus on several (but does still focus on the lead quite a bit). They are very human stories that are relatable and enjoyable to watch. 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
Let's be honest. You probably don't love Sound Euphonium for the amazing musical aspect or 'the school club life' (although those come as a bonus), but for: - everyday, grounded character drama that doesn't dwell into tragedy territory; - the fact that there are subtle details that improve the enjoyment by quite a bit and make every action perfectly understandable; - the strong and rather big cast of characters lead by a really good mc, out of whom at least a few traits, or even personalities as a whole, are relatable; - the school setup (although in MariMite it is a catholic church one, with all the further implications); -  read more 
report Recommended by Domsa
An anime about real music. Recommended to all fans of anime and orchestral music. 
report Recommended by susan00
Hitohira is almost exactly a prototype Hibike to the point that it's scary. MCs are similar in that they are fairly shy people who are coerced into a club activity (Wind music club for Hibike! and Drama club for Hitohira) and grow to appreciate their respective clubs and the things that come with it throughout the course of the series. Both are primarily highschool dramas and excel at character drama. The dynamics between the characters are similar especially between the MCs and their senpai. 
report Recommended by raisin-kun
Both focus on interpersonal relationships between high school classmates and feature fantastic writing. Both also have a good mix of drama and comedy. Their second seasons are more alike, as Oregairu's art improves (though of course not to KyoAni levels) and Hibike! Euphonium takes a "case of the month" approach like Oregairu, where the protagonists try to solve their classmates' problems or accomplish a big goal. 
report Recommended by TMoane
They're both about girls trying to achieve their goal in their profession, it just feels very similar to me while watching. Because it's basically the same, just different setting. 
report Recommended by SexyJalapenos69
another work from the genius Kyoto animation, hibike euphonium, just like violet evergarden is about a young girl learning how to find enjoyement in life through her passion. it has beautiful visuals like Violet Everegarden and is a brilliant character story all in itself. 
report Recommended by demetre
Both animes center around music and the majority of the main cast is female and in high school. The main goal the characters strive to achieve from each anime is winning their respective competitions. Fantastic animation, amazing soundtrack (as expected of animes of the music genre), great voice acting, and a touch of yuri in both animes if you don't mind it. 
report Recommended by Mykeez
Both focus on an individual member of an orchestra and how they grow as musicians. Cello no Gauche only focuses on one while Hibike Euphonium focuses on multiple members.  
report Recommended by MarylandIzumiKun
Hibike Euphonium and Hana and Alice are similar in a few ways. They are both melodramas which have a focus on friendship. However, friendship isn't Hibike Euphonium largest focus, the school band is. They both have made the characters feel more natural than most anime, but Hibike Euphonium is slightly more on the "artificial" side.  
report Recommended by fridaychinatown
This is a long shot, but if what you liked in Flip Flappers, was the relationship between Cocona and Papika, I would recommend Hibike! Euphonium because of the main character, Kumiko Oemae, relationship to another character I won't name if you feel that would be spoilery! This recommendation is not for all people, but poeple that find the same values in characters as I do. 
report Recommended by Arvidex
Slice of life and many emotion on the screen 
report Recommended by vipdavid
Both focus on high school students working hard to accomplish a goal. Sakurasou fetishes this mindset while Hibike! Euphonium takes a more reasonable approach in its portrayal. Both have interesting characters and decent comedy, although Sakurasou's characters are a little tropey (as well as its high school rom-com plot).  
report Recommended by TMoane
Both of them have a cute and moe girl, from the same house prouctions, have a soft and beautifully graphics... but the most same way is The story was a mild comedy-school life and have a romance story as a minor genre. 
report Recommended by Wildan_ns
Both anime are about being in highschool and playing an instrument and practising. Beck focuses on guitar, while Hibike on brass instruments. Beck deals with being in a band outside of school and Hibike in a school band. Also friendship is a common theme in both.  
report Recommended by 0Rekol
While the core of the shows is different, they have female leads with very similar personalities. Kumiko and Watashi are practically the same person. And they're both adorable shows.  
report Recommended by Doaj
These inspiring anime tell of how indoctrination can inhibit the potential young people and of the rewards that come from standing out from the crowd. The protagonists are met with a unique, nonconformist character which they initially criticize and don't comprehend, but as the story progresses and with the help of these rebel characters, their perspectives begin to shift. 
report Recommended by Chaste
The only real similarity these shows have is the main characters. They share a lot of similar traits and are subjected to similar stereotypes, moe. Character development is more prominent in Hibike Euphonium, but Kantai Collection still gives you the same feeling from the main characters.  
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Both are about orchestra club, who are competing against other school to know who are the best of all. Hibike! Euphonium is about brass and Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky is about classical which focus more on romance.. 
report Recommended by meowskie
A serious but funny and heart-warming musically-themed anime about group of girls striving for something together. 
report Recommended by butterflyswimmer
Euphonium is just Ping Pong but with the Kyoani artstyle and yuribait. Although the two shows deal with different subject matter, they are very similar in the themes that they explore. 
report Recommended by Beetle-Tendency
The creators of these two adorable shows crafted their characters and the environment in a way that is so believable and realistic. There's great attention to detail that surfaces in both the sound work and silent scenes. Dialogue is not the only driving force; they take full advantage of "show don't tell" techniques. If you enjoyed one of these mundane yet heartwarming stories, then I'd recommend you watch the other. 
report Recommended by Chaste
Come for the school bands (Hibike) and the diving activities (Amanchu), stay for the yuri between the two main protagonists. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Both series share in common how they make a subject that seems relatively not so competitive and important( Japanese card game karuta) and (playing in brass band) become competitive and life changing. Both have slice of life moments and also moments of romance. Also, both series arguably have a love triangle involved between the mc and two other characters. Chihayafuru and Euphonium also share in common a sense of realism within the characters and settings that are memorable and don't feel forced or exaggerated at all. 
report Recommended by ConnieSarantos
Hibike! Euphonium is just like Gin no Saji but with instruments. Both shows focus on arguments like expectations from your family and pursuing your dreams. 
report Recommended by Odiurd
Both animes revlove around a club activity (Ensemble and Cheerleading) As well as having character development to the side characters, and overcoming the problems and conflicts that they had made. Also, Both Animes are heading towards the direction of the nationals tournament for their respective clubs.  
report Recommended by uchimaki131
Both have the same type of character cast, friendship that develops from cero, talent that improves or talent that appears for the first time; hardships to overcome, and characters that will make it hard for them to reach their goals. These series will keep you excited with every episode, making you want more at the end of every part. 
report Recommended by Errour
Both shows have a large cast of 'mob characters' that all have their individual designs, quirks, and personalities. 
report Recommended by Lemon
- Realistic representation of high school girls. - 'Mob characters' all have their own individual designs and personalities.  
report Recommended by Lemon
Both deal with art forms unknown to some people: Bands for Hibike, Figure Skating for Yuri On Ice. Connections can be drawn between episode 8 of the former and episode 7 of the latter.  
report Recommended by Scr0ll0ld